Language Development: An Introduction / Edition 5

Language Development: An Introduction / Edition 5

by Robert E. Owens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205319262

ISBN-13: 9780205319268

Pub. Date: 07/26/2000

Publisher: Pearson

In recognition of the tremendous variation across children and language, the fifth edition of this readable book devotes much more space to individual developmental differences and cultural differences. Discussion of other cultures has been included wherever possible. In addition, the sections on bidialectalism and bilingualism…  See more details below

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In recognition of the tremendous variation across children and language, the fifth edition of this readable book devotes much more space to individual developmental differences and cultural differences. Discussion of other cultures has been included wherever possible. In addition, the sections on bidialectalism and bilingualism have been expanded to reflect more accurately the realities of everyday life in the United States. Developed within a chronological framework, every aspect of syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and pragmatics is examined. For anyone interested in language development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205319268
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/26/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
542
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1The Territory2
2Language-Development Models28
3Child Development66
4Neurolinguistics108
5Cognitive and Perceptual Bases of Early Language128
6The Social and Communicative Bases of Early Language156
7Language-Learning Processes in Young Children198
8A First Language236
9Preschool Pragmatic and Semantic Development272
10Preschool Development of Language Form300
11School-Age and Adult Pragmatic and Semantic Development342
12School-Age and Adult Language Form and Mode Development372
13Language Differences: Bidialectism and Bilingualism398
14Language Research and Analysis428
15Disorders and Development444
Appendix: American English Speech Sounds449
Glossary457
References467
Subject Index525
Author Index535

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